Michael Lusk – “They’re Just Little”


An impassioned track about the struggles of raising children after a divorce, “They’re Just Little” is a track from Michael Lusk, originally from Twinsburg, Ohio. His style blends Americana and country music, the emotive and intimate lyrics accompanying well. A lush string-laden backing, light piano, and twangy guitars join with the “they’re just little,” opening remark, reminding of Randy Newman and Sturgill Simpson, particularly “Welcome to Earth (Pollywog).” The chorus plays with a sentimental yearning amidst the escalating string-laden shimmer — “I just wanna be a dad and see their young years through, and not have to fight a war of wars with bitterness toward you.” Poignantly affectionate while still addressing difficult trials, “They’re Just Little” is a moving track from Michael Lusk.

The track was written by Desert Rose Records founder Jim Cavalier, with arrangement and engineering by Billy Anderson of Tone Slinger Studios of Nashville.

“They’re Just Little” and other memorable tracks from August can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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